Last week, police officers shot and killed a man who had pulled out what appeared to be a Glock in an attempt to rob an Alaska Federal Credit Union inside a Shoreline Safeway. It turns out that the weapon was a fake. Normally such a gun would have an orange tip, but according to the Sheriff's office, the tip had been removed or painted over.It seems worth mentioning most bank robberies are carried out sans firearm, with only a threatening note. Most banks have a policy of instructing their employees simply to turn over the cash, even if no one actually flashes a piece. So to anyone considering a life of financial-institution thievery, leave the faux weaponry at home—you just might save your own life.